Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The ensemble shared the AHS stage with Bethel Jazz Orchestra and New York trumpeter John Raymond. Enjoy video of the full concert here.
Here is a full 85-minute video of the Armstrong High School Jazz Ensemble I concert at AHS on April 11, 2013, when the high school musicians were joined on stage by the Bethel Jazz Orchestra and New York trumpeter John Raymond. See the concert above or at the Robbinsdale Area Schools channel at YouTube.com.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Chris Hansen of Maplewood sustained severe brain injuries while rollerblading with his two dogs earlier this year. The Oct. 19 fundraiser is also awareness event for helmet use.
On April 10, life changed in an instant for Maplewood resident Chris Hansen. While rollerblading with his two dogs at a park near his home, he had an accident resulting in severe brain injuries. Hansen, who grew up in New Hope and is an Armstrong High School graduate, says he doesn’t remember what actually happened the afternoon of April 10. However, others have helped him piece together the details of what led to his severe injury. An avid member of the dog rescue community, Hansen left his work at Lakes Area Realty the afternoon of April 10 and went rollerblading with his two dogs. One dog, Jeffrey, was an abused rescue dog Hansen was fostering. “We think he [Jeffrey] got upset seeing another dog, got twisted up and tripped me up,” …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
This week's selection includes a threat of violence against a high school, cell phone thefts and a woman who stole a car from the Marine Corps.
Editor's Note: Every week we provide a recap of the top stories from the following Patch sites: Eden Prairie, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Andrew Engeldinger Had 1997 Arrest On Record Richfield native Andrew Engeldinger, the man who killed five people and wounded three others before turning the gun on himself in Minneapolis last week, was arrested in 1997 after fleeing police and crashing his car. Richfield Officer Shoots and Kills Man in Friday Incident Police responded to a report of an emotionally disturbed man just after 9 a.m. Friday. DFL Directed Journalist to GOP Challenger’s Court Records A Washington, D.…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
African immigrant Otis Gaye was recently named Homecoming King and plans to attend college.
Talking to Otis Gaye, you would never know the struggles and obstacles he has faced. A senior at Armstrong High School this year, Gaye has taken charge of his future and plans to attend college next year. He was also recently named Homecoming King. Gaye emigrated from Africa with his family in December 2003. He said it wasn’t a good situation at the refugee camp where they lived in Ghana. “My parents wanted us to have a better life,” said Gaye. “With the world changing, they wanted us to be educated to prepare us for the future.” He said his family travelled from Africa to Germany where they stayed for a short period of time. They eventually settled in Philadelphia. When he was in sixth grade, his parents sent him to live with his older …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Everything you need to know about Robbinsdale Armstrong High School's homecoming week.
For Robbinsdale Armstrong High School students, the week of Oct. 1-6 is an anticipated time of year. This year, the homecoming game will take place on Oct. 5 with the dance on Oct. 6. Here are the details: The Armstrong Parent Association will host a community parade at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, to celebrate Armstrong High School’s homecoming. The parade will feature AHS homecoming royalty, school officials and representatives from many of the high school’s sports teams, clubs and other organized groups. Groups from Plymouth Middle School and neighboring Robbinsdale Area School elementary schools are also expected to participate. The parade will start in the school's upper parking lot (located on the school’s Eastern border). It will …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
One Plymouth resident wants to see more people show support of their local schools.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
To the Editor: On Friday, Sept. 15, I attended the Cooper High School football game. I was enjoying all the pregame activities and thinking to myself that it was such a nice safe environment for these young men and women. I really enjoyed the marching band and knew that all these kids were not only making wonderful memories but developing skills that would benefit them in their academic careers as well as in their adult lives. My blissful moment was interrupted when a woman who lives near Cooper High School came onto the property and began yelling at the police officer that the marching band was too loud. The officer informed her that the noise level was within legal limits, but she remained argumentative. I then remembered how Cooper …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
A local graduate will show off her Ultimate Frisbee skills as part of Team USA.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Erynn Schroeder, a 2011 graduate of Robbinsdale Armstrong High School and a student at the College of St. Benedict, will have to wait a little while to go shopping for college supplies this summer. Erynn has been accepted onto Team USA at the upcoming World Junior Ultimate Frisbee Championships, which will compete against fourteen other countries in Dublin, Ireland, from August 12-17. She will be the only female representative from the state of Minnesota on the team of 20, and one of only three Minnesotans on any Team USA roster at the championship. Ultimate is a fast-paced game with two teams of seven facing off. It is an endurance sport like soccer that requires razor sharp precision passing skills, and has an end zone, such as in …
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Robbinsdale Armstrong High School graduation was June 7 on the school's grounds.
The Armstrong High School Class of 2012 enjoyed beautiful weather at its graduation ceremony June 7 on the school's back lawn. There were approximately 470 seniors in the Class of 2012. The ceremony included both Armstrong High Principal David Dahl addressing students and Robbinsdale Area School Superintendent Aldo Sicoli speaking to the large crowd gathered of family and friends. The Armstrong Band and Concert Choir performed and several School Board members were on hand to present the diplomas. Enjoy these photos provided by the Robbinsdale Area School District. If you have a photo you would like to add from graduation or the graduation party please upload it to this story. Congratulations Armstrong High School Class of 2012! (…
Thursday, June 7, 2012
The Adapted P.I. team earned another state championship title this year.
Softball is the name of the game for which the Robbinsdale Robins Adapted P.I. team brought home the title - again. It’s the fourth consecutive adapted softball title, preceded by the team’s seventh straight North Conference championship in softball. The team now has back-to-back triple crown seasons in which the Robins won all three state championships in one school year, and is the third triple crown in the last four years. The Robins have now won eleven of the past twelve adapted athletics state championships, and is head coach Marcus Onsum’s 18th state championship since becoming head coach in 2001. Armstrong High School senior Andy Madson and junior Charlie Wittmer were named to the Wells Fargo All-Tournament Team, along with eighth …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Senior Michael Greenberg received the award for being an outstanding scholar and athlete.
Robbinsdale Armstrong High School senior Michael Greenberg has been named the male winner of the Mercury Club’s Hy Truman/Donald Goldberg Memorial Award. This award is given to the outstanding high school female and male senior Jewish scholar/athletes in the greater Minneapolis area. The award is believed to be the longest running Jewish club award in the United States. Greenberg is the 76th male winner. Michael won nine varsity letters at Armstrong, six in golf and three in hockey. He was a captain in both sports. For the past two years, Greenberg was an All-Conference goalie, playing in every game, including an upset 2-1 victory over Eden Prairie in the playoffs, where he stopped 49 of 50 shots. In golf, Greenberg played on varsity for …